Anita Musevenzo- July 2020

We will survive this winter

Before puberty, when I had perfect skin, winter was my favourite season. Most of the things I loved about winter back then still bring me joy today *sips hot chocolate* mmm 😋. The only thing that has changed is its effect on my skin. I know I’m not the only one - skin hates winter, especially the dry winter we have here in Gauteng. Winter after winter I struggled to keep skin moisturised during these barren times. And after years of trial and error, I am finally able to fully enjoy winter again.

Here are the 5 main things that worked for me:

1. Use a hydrating facial toner

This was a game changer. Most of the time when skin looks dry and flakey we tend to put an oil on it, this can make it appear smooth but oil does not add moisture to dry skin. What is needed is to use a water based product - water is moisture. I use the SHINGAI Geranium Bliss Toner to add moisture to my skin. It’s great because it doesn’t contain just plain water but rather rose geranium hydrosol (flower powered water) and aloe vera to boost the hydrating properties.

SHINGAI - Geranium Bliss Facial Toner
SHINGAI - Geranium Bliss Facial Toner
SHINGAI - Geranium Bliss Facial Toner

2. Use a facial oil

This is when the oil comes in. After washing my face, I spritz on the facial toner and then apply SHINGAI Baobab & Marula facial oil. If I were to only use a water based product my skin would soon be dry again as the moisture would evaporate. Facial oils help lock in the moisture by forming a barrier between the dry air and the skin.

Shingai - Baobab and Marula Facial Oil
Shingai - Baobab and Marula Facial Oil
Shingai - Baobab and Marula Facial Oil

3. Use shea butter

I know what you thinking, “shea butter on my face?? No way” but listen, if you have patches of skin that get very dry and flakey - (for me it is my T-zone, it looked like my eyebrows have dandruff!) then use SHINGAI raw shea butter on those patches, it will form a stronger moisture barrier keeping those dry spots hydrated for longer.
Shea butter is also helpful on windy days, just think of it as a skinguard from the elements.

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4. Use a gentle soap-free face wash

Soap strips your skin of its natural oils. This makes the skin more prone to dryness as time goes by, because it damages the skin natural barrier function. If you have dry skin at the best of times, perhaps use a creamy facial wash. I have mainly oily skin and use a non foaming face wash gel for dry skin in the winter.

5. Keep drinking your water

Soap strips your skin of its natural oils. This makes the skin more prone to dryness as time goes by, because it damages the skin natural barrier function. If you have dry skin at the best of times, perhaps use a creamy facial wash. I have mainly oily skin and use a non foaming face wash gel for dry skin in the winter.

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